This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of a number of vendors participating in the IT education and certification market. The IDC MarketScape is a vendor assessment methodology and tool designed to assess vendors relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to success in a given market. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assess vendors relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to success in a given market during the short and the long term.
"Education customers can be confident that their technology vendors are providing very good instruction in formats that are consistently improving. Overall, vendors are weakest at measuring the impact of training on the enterprise, making it difficult to effectively describe the opportunity cost of spending a dollar on training as opposed to some other essential need." — Cushing Anderson, program vice president, IT Education and Training Services research